May 30, 2013

Madagascar Day Gecko, Maui

Photograph by Lauren Hogan, Your Shot

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The combination of my passion for the natural world and my love of macro photography resulted in this shot of a baby Madagascar day gecko hiding in a succulent plant on my back deck in Spreckelsville, Maui. In the morning before work, I love to take my coffee with me to my deck gardens and watch the geckos start to appear and warm themselves in little warm spots of sun.

One windless morning, movement and a flash of color caught my eye. This baby gecko apparently felt very safe in its hiding place, as it allowed me to get very close. I dropped to the deck, camera in hand, and slowly crawled forward until I was inches away. —Lauren Hogan

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34 comments
E. Dixon
E. Dixon

I love these kinds of geckos! I used to see them all the time when I went to Hawaii, except I was in  Oahu, not Maui.

Claudia G.
Claudia G.

Amazing! incredible colors awesome shot ;-)


Dan Dady
Dan Dady

This image is really, really cool as a color negative. 

(image - adjustments - curves - presets - color negative, in Photoshop CS5)

But be sure to mask out its eye so it remains positive.

Dan Dady
Dan Dady

Interesting mix of primaries and pastels, nice macro.

Shannon T
Shannon T

What a lovely place to live and such a treat to have a baby gecko appear to greet your day. Good for you. The brightness of this photo is stunning and the colors are extraordinary. In particular I love the eye and how it looks like the gecko is smiling. Well done Lauren.

R. Ottinger
R. Ottinger

Oh my gosh! that is such a beautiful photo! thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Germán Valenzuela Opazo
Germán Valenzuela Opazo

Wonderful photography, fabulous photographer. All the pictures and job are wonderful. Congratulations....

Lauren Hogan
Lauren Hogan

Thank you all for your kind comments, much appreciated.

Olga Diaz
Olga Diaz

Beautifull....the perfect momento and perfect shot.

Aparna Rajeev
Aparna Rajeev

WOW.... the picture is so sharp..... This is what i call a "WOW" pic.....

The colours are awesome.

Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

the nature is perfect: colors, life and emotions

Once again
Once again

lovely  mix of colors .the red eye takes attention and the pose of the gecko.fresh colors photo

Arti Mistry
Arti Mistry

A beautiful shot! I love the natural bright colours!

pala lechat
pala lechat

That really makes me smile, so very pretty and so very cute. Thank you!

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Wonderful!  So colorful.  Liked your story of how you got this beautiful little one, too!  Wow! 

Roe Rader
Roe Rader

Outstanding capture! Congrats!!

Irma Laghadze
Irma Laghadze

Love the pink and green of the photo. Great work!

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